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2021 Board Candidates

9 Oct 2021 7:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Christopher Yake (Idaho) 

I am Chris Yake, Senior GIS Analyst with JUB Engineering/Gateway Mapping in Coeur d'Alene, ID. Prior to moving to Idaho, I spent 15 years leveraging GIS in land use and transportation planning in both the public and private sectors. I have worked at multiple scales including the regional level (Portland Metro MPO) down to the local level (Seattle Department of Transportation). In addition to planning, I specialize in water and sewer system analysis, desktop and interactive web mapping, and data driven visualization. My recent projects include projecting future residential growth and conducting land capacity analysis for the City of Pasco, WA, prioritizing sewer line improvements based on defect evaluation for the City of Brewster, WA, creating heat maps illustrating transit orientation for the Kootenai County Public Transportation Strategic Plan, and lead mapping and data visualization for the Nez Perce County (ID) Transportation Master Plan. I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Masters in City & Regional Planning.

I would like to serve the GIS community at-large and expand awareness of the power of geospatial tools and analysis to the broader public.

I look forward to fulfilling this potential opportunity and appreciate your consideration to represent Northern Idaho within NWGIS.

Tyson Taylor (Idaho) - LinkedIn

GIS Professional with 30 years of experience in esri and Microsoft stacks. Held numerous GIS roles: Analyst, Instructor, Developer, Manager and Engineer. Education B.S. degree in GIS from the University of Idaho followed by a M.S. degree in Management of Information Systems from Boise State University. Extremely passionate about Geography, GIS and Cartography.

Over the years I have kind of got out of touch with the NW Users Group. I want to get more involved with what is going on with GIS in the NW. It would be a pleasure serving as a board member.

I'm very passionate about the field of GIS and very interesting in helping others look for innovative opportunities to leverage GIS into every day workflows. 100% of my experience is with the esri and Microsoft software stacks. Thank you & have a great Day.

Steven Cotterill (Oregon)- LinkedInMaverick Construction Leadership

Have been working in the field of GIS for approximately 13 years. I began working as an intern at the USGS while finishing my Geography degree at Sacramento State University in 2008 working primarily on historic imagery referencing. The majority of my career has been working with utilities and mobile GIS data collection for utilities working at Pacific Gas & Electric in California within their GIS Data & Analytics Department. My recent position as a Senior GIS Analyst brought me to Portland Oregon where I work for Maverick Construction which designs fiber telecommunications.

I would like to part of the NWGIS board to continue to be invested in the GIS community to both learn and assist in keeping myself and my peers up to date with industry trends and knowledge base.

I have been a certified GISP since 2015. I love utilizing python and GIS analysis and am excited to watch the development of GIS data science and exploring how the industry trends in that direction.

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